Every May The Beach 99.4fm, a community radio station on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, hosts a series of live-to-air performances by local musicians to mark NZ Music Month. 2007 is the fifth year the "Live On The Beach" series has run. It is featured on Counting The Beat, a specialist NZ music show hosted by Chris Walker.
This performance is by Ian Simpson, a UK born, Waiheke resident, singer/songwriter. He is an amazing vocalist and here he presents four originals. He also chats with the show host Chris about music making and his background.
The Beach is a string and brown tape type operation with clapped out equipment and volunteer amateur staff. These recordings aren't hi-fidelity but that's the station and Chris's fault, not Ian's - he's fantastic- take a listen.